Tony: Black Friday A Bust

Desperate retailers were hoping for some kind of boost today. Even a “dead cat bounce” would’ve sufficed. What happened instead was yet another indication that the end of the American Empire isn’t as far off as we might have hoped.

Black Friday typically starts the holiday shopping season and marks one of the most profitable days of the year for the many desperate souls struggling to make a living off of consumers. Unfortunately, even the most optimistic reports note that “few consumers wanted to buy anything that was not deeply discounted.”

For this cowtown, things look even worse.

Nobody was at Oak Park Mall on Black Friday and that place is pretty much the economic pulse the Greater Kansas City area. I noticed that the Plaza had a nice crowd but those people aren’t buying luxury goods on the cheap. In fact it looks like most people were enjoying the weather and trying to pinch pennies by picking up a coffee or something insignificant that wouldn’t make them look like total cheapskates.

Let’s face it: X-mas in Kansas City is gonna suck from an economic standpoint.

Ad buys are down along with consumer spending and it seems as if the only growth industry in the metro is the casino building game which, ironically sparks even more human misery and has consistently led to more local bankruptcies.

And this might be the part of the post wherein I attempt to acknowledge the “true meaning of X-mas” and how Santa was crucified by the Easter Bunny or some other fairy tale from Catholic school I forgot. Sorry. It’s a simple fact that MONEY MAKES X-MAS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR and this season nobody seems to have much on hand.

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11 Responses to Tony: Black Friday A Bust

  1. Anonymous says:

    Tony saw you on KCPT last night. Not only were
    you fat…but you are one ugly freaking piece
    of sh*t. You were so outclassed on that stage
    that you looked like a pit bull as you were
    drooling. Why the people on kcpt put you on there
    is beyond me. But most importantly…is that
    you look like a homeless/worthless/scumbag.
    Now lets talk about your stupid blog.
    Ad buys are not down…actually according to
    several market manager in radio it (november)
    was a good month.
    I also appreciate your ability to predict
    events. As of this point, no numbers have come
    out on the actual sales for the day.
    Being that you are so stupid…I shold expect
    that from some stupid mexican who can’t
    seem to say anything nice.
    You are so smart that it boggles my mind
    that you said noone was at oak park mall.
    WRong again you mindless wonder. It was
    packed. I was there shopping and people were
    buying like crazy. I did notice your ancestors
    were there looking for pinatas for their
    holiday celebration…but there were none on
    sale so they left to eat tacos at mi rachita
    where your cousins serve salsa mixed with
    black flag.
    Tony…stick to writing stupid blogs. You havfe
    a face that serves the print business well.
    Don’t venture past royal liquors where you and’
    your family hang out on southwest blvd.
    Stay out of thepublic. You scare people. You
    remind them of the horrible bandito that
    killed 6 immigrant workers in california.
    You know nothing. Now we know that you are
    one ugly s.o.b.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Michael T.
    …..oh and merry christmas.

  3. Anonymous says:

    go damn it,,,,
    What the fk is wrong with you jojo? How stupid can you be?

    If you STOP replying to this idiot he will evaporate, BOYCOTT…

    How is this hard to understand??

  4. Anonymous says:

    That was a really mean comment and even though Tony has dished out a healthy serving of his own meanness, I’ll betcha this comment stays up. Say something like that, with that intensity and language about the owner of this site and it’s down in 3 shakes of a lambs tail.

    People, Tony isn’t perfect but this is just an act. You really can’t take him seriously. He’s really not that bad of a guy and you, Jojo, are lowering yourself by participating in shit slinging. It’s what he does and if you don’t like him, don’t read it. Huh-low!

    Jojo, start your own blog. Sounds like you need a place to vent.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jojo… get a life. Tony may sometime be a little off but mostly he is right on target. And like others, he is worried about posting something that might bother people… even small minded people like you.

    G-d bless you Tony Botello, King of the Blogs.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s also possible that Jojo is the Feckless Funkhouser’s Johnson COunty screen name… and having had a good week climaxing with the extermination of Wayne Cauthen (even though he wasn’t the line leader) he feels the need to unload on his arch nemesis Tony Botello. It’s amazing what a guy can do using a computer on his desk in Joco 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    Crazy Leo
    Just to let everyone know, I own a store at Oak Park Mall. The mall was indeed packed, and my store had an 8% increase in sales over last year. No, I didn’t call corporate looking for an “atta boy” for an 8% increase, but it sure as hell beats laying a turd on Black Friday. I saw bags from just about every store on my wing, and very few people left empty handed. In a word, it was “solid.”

  8. Anonymous says:

    tonya is a worthless speck, jojo is a stupid asshole, and anyone who replies to either, is BOTH.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Vince Throxton
    Tony so what does the actual facts say about the sales numbers?

  10. Anonymous says:

    It is nice to see that Tony has fully embraced his say-something-negative-about-everything title here @ KC Confidential.

    Hey Tony, all reports show Black Friday spending was UP 1/2% vs. last year. But hey, don’t let the facts get in the way of you talking out of your ass.

    Hearne, way to keep giving this moron a voice.

  11. Anonymous says:

    You do your thing Tony. You obviously know how to get people going in keep them second guessing.

    Good for you.

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